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Economic inefficiencies and �over-regulation in air transportation – current issues in Europe

Maertens, Sven (2012) Economic inefficiencies and �over-regulation in air transportation – current issues in Europe. INAIR 2013 Conference, 07.-08. Nov. 2013, Bratislava.

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Abstract

Against the background of fundamental changes in the air transport sector in the last years (deregulation, emergence of Low Cost Carriers and alliances, rising fuel prices, new ODs from and to emerging markets...), we look at inefficiencies that still occur in the sector, be it on airline, airport, ATC and regulatory level. Some of our findings include the following: LCC operate very efficiently but suffer from inefficiencies in the ATC and airport sectors; legacy carriers still operate expensive mixed fleets, complicated and consumer-unfriendly pricing systems and with high overhead costs, resulting in high fares and consumer rip-offs. In the airport sector, investment rarely meets demand. Many airports are oversized or gold-plated, while others lack necessary investments. Regulators and Governments tend to overregulate air transport, e.g. when it comes to consumer protection, taxation and international air transport relations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/87084/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Economic inefficiencies and �over-regulation in air transportation – current issues in Europe
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Maertens, Svensven.maertens (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:7 November 2012
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:air transport, airport, inefficiencies, regulation, investments,
Event Title:INAIR 2013 Conference
Event Location:Bratislava
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:07.-08. Nov. 2013
Organizer:University of Zilina
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Projekt Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research
Deposited By: Maertens, Dr. Sven
Deposited On:20 Dec 2013 10:36
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:44

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